Ramadan is month full of many blessings.
The Prophet (pbuh) saying: “When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy (another narration says Paradise) are opened, and the doors of Hell are closed, and the Shaitans are locked up” [Sahih al-Bukhari #1899, Muslim #1079 and others].
Dua during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened.
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveller.” [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]
The prophet (pbuh) declared: “Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are: when a fasting person breaks fast (in another narration, the fasting person until he breaks his fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.” [Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi – Hasan]
Good Times To Make a Dua During Ramadan:
Late at night
When people are sleeping and busy with worldly pleasures Allah gives the believers an opportunity, or an answer hour if they can fight sleep and invoke Allah for whatever they need.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “There is at night an hour, no Muslim happens to be asking Allah any matter of this world or the Hereafter, except that he will be given it, and this (occurs) every night.” [Muslim #757]
An Hour On Friday
Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) talked about Friday and said: “There is an hour on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while offering Salat (prayer) and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.’ And he (the Prophet (pbuh) pointed out the shortness of that particular time with his hands.” [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Some have said that this hour is from the time the Imam (prayer’s leader) enters the mosque on Friday’s prayer until the prayer is over (ie between the two khutbahs), whereas others have said that it is the last hour of the day (ie after the Asr prayer until the Maghrib prayer).
Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’s Messenger (pbuh), said: “The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah much in it.” [Muslim, abu Dawud, an-Nasa’i and others, Sahih al-Jami #1175]
When a Muslim is in his Salat he is facing Allah and when he prostrates he is the nearest he can be to Allah so it is best to invoke Allah at this time. It is said that while in prostration, one should not ask for worldly needs (ie a nice car, a new job, etc), but for the Hereafter.
At The End Of The Obligatory Salat
Narrated Abu Omamah: that Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) was asked, O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard (by Allah, he said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmidhi].
This time is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ , and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)
The Night Of ‘Qadr’ (Decree)
This night is the greatest night of the year. This is the night which the almighty Allah said about it, “The night of Al-Qadar (Decree) is better than a thousand months.” [Quran, 97: 3]
The Night of Decree is one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. The angels descend down to the earth, and the earth is overwhelmed with peace and serenity until the break of dawn and when he doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allah to ask for his needs for this world and the Hereafter.
While reciting Surah al-Fatihah
The Prophet (pbuh) said that Allah the Exalted had said: “I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for. When the servant says: Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe, Allah the Most High says: My servant has praised Me. And when he (the servant) says: The Most Compassionate, the Merciful, Allah the Most High says: My servant has lauded Me. When he (the servant) says: Master of the Day of Judgment, He remarks: My servant has glorified Me, and sometimes He will say: My servant entrusted (his affairs) to Me. When he (the worshipper) says: Thee do we worship and of Thee do we ask help, He (Allah) says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for. Then, when he (the worshipper) says: Guide us to the straight path, the path of those to whom Thou hast been Gracious – not of those who have incurred Thy displeasure, nor of those who have gone astray, He (Allah) says: This is for My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for.” [Muslim, 4: 395]